Users' questions

What should I do after falling down the stairs?

What should I do after falling down the stairs?

If possible, slap the stairs or floor with a shoe or otherwise make as much noise as you can. You should also try to get to a safe, comfortable space to wait for help. This may mean moving off the stairs if you aren’t on a flat surface. If you feel that moving will cause further injury, then stay put and wait for help.

Do basement stairs have to meet code?

If the staircase is the only means of access to a specific area of the home, you will need to meet building code. An example of this would be replacing an old set of stairs to a basement with a newer, sturdier set of stairs.

What do you watch out after a fall?

Seeking medical attention right away after a fall can reduce your risk of experiencing long-lasting injury, chronic pain or even death….Symptoms of a Potential Fall Injury

  • Severe or lingering pain.
  • Headaches.
  • Obvious swelling.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Bruising.
  • Loss of balance.
  • Dizziness.
  • Back pain.

What is the minimum rise of a step?

4 inches
Stair riser heights shall be 7 inches (178 mm) maximum and 4 inches (102 mm) minimum. The riser height shall be measured vertically between the nosings of adjacent treads.

What is code for basement steps?

Maximum 7-3/4 inch stair riser height. Minimum 10 inch stair tread depth with nosing or Minimum 11 inches with no nosing. Handrail graspability to be either Type I or II with a Minimum 1-1/2 inch clearance from a wall. Handrail height to be placed a Minimum 34 inches to 38 inches.

When should you go to the ER after a fall?

Emerman says patients who’ve suffered a head injury should visit the Emergency Department immediately if they: Lost consciousness or became confused/disoriented after they were injured. Suffered the injury at a high speed (car or bike accident, a steep fall, etc.) Are vomiting or feel nauseated.

Where did the couple live after their house collapsed?

All gone: The couple were forced to live a nomadic existence after the house was taken down (pictured), moving through a string of temporary homes, but have now settled in Harpenden There is now nothing more than a hole where their old house used to be, with supporting beams used to keep the neighbouring properties up

Who are the couple whose house collapsed in Finchley?

Edward Goldswain and Jacqueline Hale paid AIMS Plumbing & Building Services Ltd to extend ground floor flat Couple noticed cracks in walls of £345,000 home and said they listened to the ‘fabric of the house tearing apart’ It looks like the aftermath of an earthquake in suburbia.

Where did the couple who lost their house live in Harpenden?

The council took emergency steps to shore-up what remained of the building and it has remained derelict ever since. Since the destruction of their home, the couple have led a nomadic existence, moving between temporary homes, but have now settled in Harpenden.

Why was the house in Finchley north London demolished?

Last week Mr Justice Akenhead said the ‘overwhelming probability’ was that the builders failed to carry out the work with reasonable care and skill. Barnet council has demolished the building and made the site safe. And the couple – who now have a second son – have been renting as they contest the insurance company’s decision.